My resolution at New Year was to get fitter - particularly by cycling more and taking up running. With time off work ill that's hardly happened. Taking advice from runners, I decided to invest in some new equipment to give me a boost to get started. As I've long had my eye on the Nike+ Sport Kit, that allows runners to have their iPod measure their runs and progress, this seemed like the obvious answer. So yesterday I bought a pair of Nike road running shoes suitable for my kind of gait, and went for a 20 minute run this morning. All pretty good, except that 20 minutes after I finished the run, my heart-rate was still over 120 bpm. Shows that I need the exercise! (Though not of the mind: I do a few Sudoku or Ken Ken puzzles a week to keep mentally alert :-) )

AuthorJonathan Clark